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Terra Bella opens Fort Campbell’s Week of the Eagles Concert, Saturday

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – On Saturday, May 18th at 6:00pm, Terra Bella opens the Week of the Eagles concert Fort Campbell’s Division Parade Field, followed by Eric Paslay and headliner Jake Owen. Family-friendly preconcert activities begin at 5:00pm.

Week of the Eagles is a semi-annual event honoring 101st Airborne Division’s legacy of service that continues to this day. It is a time to celebrate the division’s rich history with Soldiers, veterans, Families and the community while strengthening bonds of camaraderie.

“Week of the Eagles is our opportunity to open our arms to the local community and celebrate Fort Campbell and the 101st,” said Col. Joseph P. Kuchan, Fort Campbell garrison commander. “We’ll celebrate the lineage and legacy of heroism of the 101st while we pay tribute to our veterans and the sacrifice of our Soldiers and their Families. It’s a great week.”

Husband and wife duo Terra Bella – Martina Otterbeck, left, and Joseph Costa – will open the Week of the Eagles concert 6:00pm May 18th at Fort Campbell’s Division Parade Field. The concert is part of a week long celebration honoring the legacy of the 101st Airborne Division as well the sacrifices of those who have gone before us. (Maria McClure, Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office)

Husband and wife duo Terra Bella – Martina Otterbeck, left, and Joseph Costa – will open the Week of the Eagles concert 6:00pm May 18th at Fort Campbell’s Division Parade Field. The concert is part of a week long celebration honoring the legacy of the 101st Airborne Division as well the sacrifices of those who have gone before us. (Maria McClure, Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office)

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Fort Campbell’s Retiree Appreciation Day to be held May 18th during Week of the Eagles

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell’s Retiree Appreciation Day is open to retirees from all branches of service and their spouses. It will be held this year on Saturday, May 18th, 2019 at the Soldier Support Center, 2702 Michigan Avenue.

Retiree Appreciation Day begins at 10:00am, with an 11:00am opening ceremony during which Theodore Faulkner, Personnel Processing Branch chief, Retirement Services officer and event organizer, will provide an update of retiree benefits.

The guest speaker will be U.S. Rep. Mark E. Green, who represents Tennessee’s seventh congressional district that includes Clarksville Tennessee.

Representatives from 35 organizations including the American Red Cross, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System and Blanchfield Army Community Hospital were on hand to field questions from retirees and their spouses during the 2018 Retiree Appreciation Day at the Soldier Support Center, Fort Campbell, KY. (Fort Campbell Public Affairs archives, U.S. Army)

Representatives from 35 organizations including the American Red Cross, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System and Blanchfield Army Community Hospital were on hand to field questions from retirees and their spouses during the 2018 Retiree Appreciation Day at the Soldier Support Center, Fort Campbell, KY. (Fort Campbell Public Affairs archives, U.S. Army)

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101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell set to host Week of the Eagles, May 17th-23rd

 

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Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers and civilians of the 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell are excited to host Family members, community members, veterans and distinguished guests on Fort Campbell in celebration of our annual “Week of the Eagles” events, May 17th-23rd, 2019. This year’s WOE celebration will also include “Military Survivor Appreciation Week” and Retiree Appreciation Day.

Come see why Fort Campbell is the installation of choice for Army Soldiers, Families, civilians and veterans. Events are free and open to the public. Non-military ID card holders will need to follow normal gate entry procedures.

101st Airborne Division Review to be held May 3rd during Week of the Eagles 2019.

101st Airborne Division Review to be held May 3rd during Week of the Eagles 2019.

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2016 Fort Campbell Run for the Fallen

 

Fort Campbell's Morale, Welfare and Recreation - MWRFort Campbell, KY – On October 1st, 2016 the Fort Campbell community is invited to join MWR for the 2016 Run for the Fallen.

This is a free commemorative walk/run and is not timed.

Participants are urged to run/walk in memory of fallen Soldiers. Strollers are welcome. Please – no pets or glass.

The Run for the Fallen will have routes to accommodate everyone with a 3.3 mile route and a 1.18 mile route.

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Boots on the Ground Display at Fort Campbell starting September 23rd 2016

 

Fort Campbell's Morale, Welfare and Recreation - MWRFort Campbell, KY – On September 23rd thru October 2nd Surviving Families, units, Soldiers, Family members, and the local community can come to pay their respects to our Fallen service members at our Boots on the Ground display on the Division Headquarters Lawn.

Each boot represents one Fallen service member since September 11th, 2001, who died while on active duty. Visitors can leave messages, photos, coins or trinkets with the boots. Everything attached to a boot will stay with the boot each year.

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Fort Campbell Survivor Outreach Services honors Fallen Service Members with Boot Display and Run

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – In honor of Military Survivor Appreciation Week, the 101st Airborne Division and  Fort Campbell Survivor Outreach Services will display more than 7,000 boots on the lawn of the Division Headquarters and hold a Division Run for the Fallen.

The boots will be on display October 15th through October 18th and have been collected from military service members across Fort Campbell and abroad. Each boot is adorned with a photo of an active duty service member who has died while serving since September 11th, 2001.

This display of combat boots, designed by Morale, Welfare and Recreation engineer Thomas Kirkham, honors the memories and sacrifice of the brave military men and women who gave their lives while serving our country and is arranged to be reminiscent of Arlington National Cemetery.

Soldiers with the 551st Military Police Company and 1/506 Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team setting up the Survivor Outreach Services boot display last year honoring service members who died in support of the Global War on Terror since Sept. 11, 2001. (Photo by Nondice Thurman, Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office)

Soldiers with the 551st Military Police Company and 1/506 Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team setting up the Survivor Outreach Services boot display last year honoring service members who died in support of the Global War on Terror since Sept. 11, 2001. (Photo by Nondice Thurman, Fort Campbell Public Affairs Office)

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Fort Campbell to host Hero and Remembrance Run, Walk or Roll, November 1st

 

Fort Campbell's Morale, Welfare and Recreation - MWRFort Campbell, KY – Join the Fort Campbell community on November 1st as we hold the Hero and Remembrance Run, Walk or Roll – this year’s Fort Campbell Run for the Fallen.

This commemorative 5K and 1 mile walk/run will take place at Town Center, directly across from Division Headquarters. Runners and walkers will be received at 7:00am and the opening ceremonies will begin at 8:00am. Runners will depart at 8:15am followed by the walkers at 8:30am.

2014 Hero and Remembrance Run, Walk or Roll

2014 Hero and Remembrance Run, Walk or Roll

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Fort Campbell Lifeliners remember fallen with 3rd annual run

 

Written by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Change occurs constantly in the Army. Units receive a steady stream of new Soldiers to replace Soldiers who leave for new assignments, retire or move on for a variety of other reasons.

Equipment and uniforms change over time. Policies, procedures and tactics are also constantly evolving. Units activate and inactivate. The Army is always changing.

The 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division Air Assault, conducted a battalion run for fallen members of the battalion April 16, at Fort Campbell. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

The 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division Air Assault, conducted a battalion run for fallen members of the battalion April 16, at Fort Campbell. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)

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Week of the Eagles Run for the Fallen – Fallen But Never Forgotten

 

Written by Spc. Sara Connolly
2nd Brigade Combat Team UPAR

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The sun rises on a somewhat seasonably cold Saturday Kentucky morning, a mass of people gather in an open lot; they shake hands, embrace each other, they’ve come to honor their fallen heroes.

The Screaming Eagles of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), know the importance of honoring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom.  During this Week of the Eagles 2012, the Run for the Fallen event was held at the Sabalauski Air Assault School, August 11th, bringing Soldiers, Veterans and Family members together to remember.

Michelle Leibold, wife of Spc. Jeff Leibold, an infantryman with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), pay their respects to a fallen comrade during the Run for the Fallen Aug. 11th. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joe Padula, 2nd BCT PAO, 101st ABN.DIV)

Michelle Leibold, wife of Spc. Jeff Leibold, an infantryman with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), pay their respects to a fallen comrade during the Run for the Fallen Aug. 11th. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joe Padula, 2nd BCT PAO, 101st ABN.DIV)

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The 2012 Week of the Eagles Super Saturday Air Show was a real crowd pleaser

 

Fort Campbell, KYFort Campbell's Week of the EaglesFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFor many people the highlight of the Week of the Eagles has got to be the Fort Campbell Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation and Veterans of Foreign Wars Air Show. This aerial extravaganza event drew over 40,000 attendees to Campbell Army Airfield on Saturday.

Things kicked off with the opening ceremonies which consisted of the posting of the colors, and a welcome from Maj. Gen. James C. McConville, the Commanding General of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, KY; followed by the National Anthem; and performances from the Liberty Jump Team and the 101st Airborne Parachute Demonstration Team, Army’s oldest Parachute Demonstration team

Soldiers and Fort Campbell community participate in air show

Soldiers and Fort Campbell community participate in air show

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